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to president obama, and now it turns out, it was the f.b.i. that discovered the relationship was with his biographer. homeland security correspondent bob orr is standing by in washington tonight. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. well, david petraeus is one of america's most decorated and reveered generals. as head of the c.i.a., he was in charge of the nation's most sensitive operations, but the ridgedly disciplined p/e was hiding his own dark secret. sources say c.i.a. director david petraeus was never the target of an f.b.i. investigation but when his name surfaced in another probe, agents became concerned that petraeus, or his e-mail accounts, may have been compromised. it all began a few months ago when a female acquaintance of the c.i.a. director received a series of harassing e-mails which apparently referenced petraeus. the woman, who sources say is not a government official, notified the f.b.i. federal agents quickly traced those e-mails back to petraeus' biographer, paula broadwell. a further investigation then revealed evidence of an extra marital affair, inclu
cia director david petraeus as the fbi uncovers harassing emails sent by his lover to another woman. >>> they've had enough. frustrated victims of hurricane sandy protest against the utility company that can't get their lights on two weeks after the storm. >>> explosion investigation. the search for clues to what caused the deadly blast that damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in an indianapolis neighborhood. >>> and nascar nastiness. brawls break out in the pit during sunday's race after two of racing's biggest stars have a run in on the track. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, november 12, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. we begin with the resignation of cia director david petraeus. lawmakers want to know if national security was compromised by the extramarital affair that forced him to step down and why they weren't told sooner. it was harassing emails allegedly from petraeus' mistress to another woman that triggered an fbi probe. tara mergener is in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. jill kelly to
playing on the t.v. behind her. last spring, kelley complained to the f.b.i. of receiving harassing anonymous e-mails. turned out, those e-mails had been written by a jealous paula broadwell. the investigation then exposed broadwell's affair with c.i.a. director david petraeus. then the f.b.i. found an e-mail trail linking kelley to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one
resignation friday as director of central intelligence. there have been a lot of questions about how the f.b.i. bme to uncover that affair through an investigation of e- mails so we asked bob orr in washington tonight to piece together everything we know. g w? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the four-month investigation by the f.b.i. was wrapped up just days before the election. in the end, agents did not find any evidence of an intelligence breach. y evead they uncovered the tawdry personal affair that brought down c.i.a. chief david petraeus. it started as a low-level cyber investigation in tampa, florida. jill kelley, a socialite, who's cine fund-raising for the u.s. military, told a friend in the .b.i. that she'd received a series of anonymous harassing e- mails. agents quickly traced those e- mails to a former military intelligence officer paula broadwell, the author of the biography "all in. the education of general david edtraeus." o further investigation turned up numerous e-mails, some of them sexually explicit between broadwell and petraeus. at first blush, investigators wondered i
into an fbi investigation due to e-mails sent by two people who were -- how do we put it, having a relationship with petraeus one way or another? >> you know, girls get jealous and start threatening each other on e-mail. >> when did that become an fbi crime? >> this is a reminder that our law enforcement alleges have a lot of discretion into the people they might trigger investigations to be pursued. that's what happened here. the fbi agent deemed this a credible threat, presumably to national security because of the high profile and identity of the alleged target here, general petraeus. >> so once they got into it, though, that's when everything started blowing up. i mean, is anything private? >> well, when the united states government decides it wants information and there's a law enforcement bassos for getting that -- basis for getting that information, e-mail is a very easy to get into source of private data. so, you know, so long as the u.s. government doesn't want to get the u.s. information, people can feel reasonably comfortable that it's not that easy for private individ
succeeded david petraeus as head of the international forces in afghanistan, is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> i want to thank you all so much for being here this morning. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta confirms department of defense is investigating allen, and a senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelly, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petraeus's resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she is a dedicated mother and a dedicated wife. >> reporter: kelly first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. broadwell was having an affair with petraeus and reportedly believed kelly was a romantic rival for his attention. monday night, fbi investigators were in broadwell's charlotte, north carolina home. the agency would not say what it was looking for, only that broadwell agreed to the search ahead of time. petraeus resigned friday wh
: sources say the down fall of c.i.a. director david petraeus was rooted in jealousy. the f.b.i., uncovered evidence of an affair between petraeus and his biographer paula broadwell after she sent harassing messages to another woman who broadwell thought was too close to petraeus. source have identified the second woman as 37-year-old jill kelley of the tampa area. cbs news has been told kelley is a civilian who does work for the u.s. central command. petraeus headed the central command from late 2008 to mid 2010. and during that time presented kelley and her husband an award for raising money to pay for junior enlisted men and women to attend military balls. petraeus has told friends that he had no romantic involvement with kelley. and only saw her when she was with her husband. law enforcement officials say they found no evidence to refute that. and described kelley as a victim who received and reported threatening messages. some close to petraeus say he's told them the affair with broadwell began about two months after he took over the central intelligence agency in september 2011. and t
tuesday. camacho was 50 years old. >> one of the fbi's most wanted has been captured in mexico, jose joe luis saenz is wanted in four killings in los angeles. saenz who is 37, also faces charges of kidnapping and rape. he was arrested thursday and is being returned to la this weekend. >> next up on tonight's cbs evening news, can this man find success as a farmer, in detroit? quijanoz,. >> reid: officials in springfield, massachusetts say more than 40 buildings were damaged by a natural gas explosion last night. the explosion destroyed a downtown strip club and damaged more than 100 residential units, 18 people suffered injury, none of them life threatening. >> detroit has lost a quarter of its population over the last decade, creating a landscape lit erred by abandoned homes and vacant last as elaine quijano tells us, one local businessman has an unconventional plan for turning things around. >> in what used to be a booming metropolis, john hance wanted to show us this meadow. >> this doesn't feel like detroit. >> no, it doesn't feel like a major city. >> this overgrown vacant lot in th
by cell phones. but it took about 10 more days .ir the f.b.i. to get its hands on video taken by security cameras at the consulate. that classified video shown to the house and senate intelligence committees answers some of the many questions surrounding the attack. a u.s. intelligence official said it shows no sign the assault arose, as first thought, emt of a demonstration. but it also indicates the attack, though intentional, was not well planned. the video makes clear the attackers did not know the of ut of the compound. the attack lasted about an hour, and ended with the consulate in flames. a scene captured by a ce deillance drone overhead. ivinsurviving americans retreated to a c.i.a. safe house about a mile away where they continued to take fire from small arms and rocket-propelled grenades. after another hour, the shooting stopped. for four hours, no shots were fired, giving the rescue team flown in from tripoli time to make its way to the annex. 10 minutes after the rescuers arrived, a second attack began. this time with mortars. that attack was also captured on video, both by s
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